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I am 45y & 20w pregnant, natural pregnancy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, February 12, 2018 | 1 comments

Image: Beautiful Baby, by Pixabay
I am 45 years old, and I am 20 weeks pregnant from a natural, unassisted pregnancy.

I was surprised by this pregnancy since I have had failed IVFs [In Vitro Fertilization], IUIs [Intrauterine insemination], and numerous miscarriages from natural pregnancies.

After all of my misfortune trying to conceive with my own eggs, I did a donor egg cycle and became pregnant.

I have a beautiful baby close to a year old from my donor cycle.

My baby is the joy of my life, and could not be more my own.

I resisted donor egg for so long, and it turned out to be the greatest gift I have ever received.

When I became pregnant naturally, I was terrified and certain I would miscarry yet again.

I had a CVS [chorionic villus sampling] done, and was shocked when it came back normal.

I will be keeping everything crossed until this baby is born, even though it is looking good.

I will be 46 years old when I deliver.

This new baby on the way is another gift, and one I am still quite in shock about receiving!

Image: What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock, by Cara Birrittieri. Publisher: Career Press (May 26, 2009)What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock
by Cara Birrittieri

-- Until now, there has been little practical advice on what women can do about ticking biological clocks.

What Every Woman Should Know About Her Biological Clock is the first book to explore a woman's reproductive life span completely, from beginning to end.

Based on Cara Birrittieri's own experience of running up against a slowing biological clock, she shows women for the first time how to tell what time it is with a simple blood test that gives them a peek at the state of their ovaries.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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  1. It fills me with hope to hear that you are pregnant. I have 2 children aged 15 and 7. I am now with my new partner and desperately want a baby with him. I got pregnant naturally a month after coming off the pill last year, just before turning 45 but it ended in miscarriage at 10 and a half weeks. I turn 46 next week and haven't managed to get pregnant again. It is causing me so much distress. We can't afford fertility treatment. Any advice??

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